I’m going to deviate from my usual review posts to let off some steam. I wrote the other day about change being good and I wasn’t just referring to the blog. I’ve struggled as of late to focus on writing due to career issues. This is how I have been feeling:
I’m in a glass case of emotion!
Oh, how I love Ron Burgandy. The struggle is causing me to stop writing, stop editing and even stop thinking about writing. All my inner voices are silent and my characters are slowly heading to their graves. And that is not acceptable.
So, to get myself out of this funk I am going to make some changes that will help to improve my physical, mental and writing health. The best way to push past this self-pitying state is to get back to writing and hold myself accountable to completing my writing goals by posting more often and with content that reaches beyond my comfort zone; i.e. let the strange people in my head come out and play.
It took me 2 years to finish my novel, the first draft, and now it is sitting shivering in the corner, feeling neglected and waiting for much-needed attention (editing). What better way to hold myself accountable to improving my writing then by starting to post each chapter, as I finish the editing, here. It’s not going to pretty and it will be posted as a work in progress – feedback and editing tips are welcome and requested as I get started. I know a lot of writers who do the same thing to get their work out there and I figure why not do this before publishing it via one of the many online self-publishing platforms, like Smashwords.com (just like this little gem I threw into the world last year: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/250692)
What’s the point of sharing this “poor me” moment…nothing really. It just feels good to write to help and get past it and ease the frustration of writing malaise and other disappointments. I don’t blame anyone who decides to not follow my journey but I do hope you will continue to enjoy my words.